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Chris Sapp

Defensive Video GA

Chris Sapp, who serves as the defensive video graduate assistant for the Blue Raiders, is in his first season at Middle Tennessee.

Sapp made his way to Middle Tennessee after spending the past four years at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as the team's wide receivers coach. During his time at RPI, Sapp had one All-American and four all-conference players.

In 2009, RPI averaged 162.3 passing yards per game, with nine touchdowns. Three players hauled in 20 or more catches and five different players recorded TD receptions.

The 2007 campaign saw RPI average 261.5 yards passing per game and ranked among the leaders in the Liberty League in scoring offense (27.5 points per game), passing offense and total offense (395.1 yards per game). Nationally, Rensselaer was 35th in passing offense and 57th in total offense.

In 2008, RPI had six receivers who pulled in at least 10 catches, led by sophomore Pat McCarthy, who was among the national leaders in receptions per game. The receiving corps, who saw five players catch at least one touchdown, averaged 12.7 yards per reception and 265.6 yards per game.

During his first year he helped the Engineers' passing game average 217.9 yards per game and 16 touchdowns.

A native of West Palm Beach, Fla., Sapp came to Troy from Clemson University, where he served as the administrative assistant for football operations. He has also been the wide receivers coach at his alma mater, North Greenville University, a Division II school in Tigerville, S.C.

A 2005 graduate of North Greenville, Sapp was a three-year letterman and a two-time captain for the Crusaders.